Types of events for venue hire

Ideally situated just a few minutes from Leeds city centre, the museum is available to hire for your next event. With onsite catering and hospitality facilities and easily accessed by public transport and by car, we will make sure your event runs smoothly from start to finish. Whether you are looking to hold a conference, a birthday party, or celebrate a special occasion, we can help. You can even hire the galleries to conduct a paranormal investigation.

Have a look at our venue hire options below.

  • Conferences

    Our adaptable and flexible suite of conference rooms is ideally suited for every type of business event, from small meetings and interviews to a major conference or presentation.

    Your guests and delegates will also enjoy free daytime access to the Thackray Medical Museum’s award-winning exhibition galleries, offering a great opportunity for ice-breaking and team-building sessions, as well as relaxation and socialising during lunch and tea breaks.

    There are six rooms in total, with IT and audio-visual equipment available for use throughout, and you can choose to hire the whole suite, a single room, or a selection that will best suit your needs.

    “Thanks to @Thackray_Events for yesterday. Great museum and venue. Thank you Sue and Natasha… gold standard service.” Central Conference, 2017

  • Children’s Birthday Parties

    Whether it’s creating gory fake wounds, learning how to make slime, playing Victorian games or dissecting eyes, we throw the best birthday parties for kids of all ages!

    No need to worry about your blood pressure as the big day arrives; we’ll organise everything with surgical precision, so you can enjoy the celebrations as much as the kids do.

    Choose one of these exciting packages:

    For ages 3 – 6:
    Teddy Bear Hospital

    For ages 7 – 14:
    Gross Science or Victorians

    For ages 10 upwards:
    Eye Dissection: With the help of an expert, you will be led through the dissection of an eye to understand how the images we see are formed. 

    Birthday parties last for 2 hours and include buffet style party food.

    For full details and prices download the Birthday Information Sheet (PDF 150kb)

    To book call 0113 244 4343 or charlotte.chester@thackraymuseum.org

    “The party was awesome!” Connor, aged 8

  • Functions and Celebrations

    Imagine…

    • A glitzy champagne reception in the imposing reception hall at the 150-year-old Grade II listed Thackray Medical Museum, with its original tiled walls and spectacular stairwell.
    • An intimate three-course silver service banquet served in the unique setting of the Wilkinson Gallery, surrounded by some of the Thackray Medical Museum’s most treasured possessions.
    •  A fancy dress or Christmas party held at our unique venue, with the option of hiring our galleries including our atmospheric and authentically recreated Victorian street to add some extra excitement.

    A special occasion at the Thackray Medical Museum will be a totally original and unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

    “The party was excellent, one of the best I have been to!” Clare

  • Ghost Nights

    Sssshhhhh… what’s that noise?

    Reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in Leeds, the museum is a popular venue for ghost hunts and paranormal investigations. Contact us to find out more about organising or taking part in a Ghost Night.